I sent Jack to Trader Joe's this morning to pick out our latest subject. (Yes, I kind of like to blog by the seat of my pants. If you see it on the blog, chances are, we've eaten it in the last 24 hours.) ;)
Alrighty...today's review is of Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Butter Cookies. They're made in France, ooh-la-la, and come in a 5.64 ounce box costing $3.99 each. Jack thought we would need two boxes.
A mom's (my) take: Crispy, butter cookie + soft caramel + smooth, rich milk chocolate = a win in my book. These are the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon latte pick-me-up. Although these are very good, they don't get 5 stars. Like the Salted Caramel Gelato that we reviewed recently, if something is labeled as "salted caramel," I really want to taste that hit of salt.
Overall rating: 4 of 5 stars
A teenager's (Jack's) take: In these, the caramel flavor really pops. Literally. I bit into it and the caramel came out... its consistency is not very viscous (not necessarily a bad thing). The type of chocolate here is just right (for my tastes), and compliments the rich, buttery, taste of the cookie. That flavor, however is eclipsed by the chocolate and caramel, so you really have to focus if you want to get the buttery aspect of these wonderful cookies.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Butter Cookies: we approve.
[note: We've been asked a lot lately, so I thought I should clarify. We have no affiliation with Trader Joe's. I'm sure they have never read this blog and have no idea who we are. Hey, we like being incognito.]
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